Valley Etain 17.5 & 17.7 RM

Triple Layer plastic expedition sea kayak

The Valley Etain RM is a fast and spacious expedition sea kayak with room for plenty of kit.

£1,525.50 (RRP £1,695.00 - Saving £169.50)

Valley Etain RM Sea Kayak

Valley Etain RM

Valley Etain RM Side View Including Hatches
Valley Etain RM Seating System
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Valley Etain


The Valley Etain is a true expedition sea kayak. With a fast v-shaped hull and plenty of storage.


Compared to the older Valley designs we all know, the Valley Etain has better initial stability due to its shallower V section hull and swede form design. Don't be fooled though, the Valley Etain is still a lively ride and will perform in the roughest of sea conditions. The hull also has a moderate amount of rocker which allows you to still have a fun and once on edge the Etain sits on a solid wall of secondary stability and allows you to turn positively and effortlessly.


The Valley Etain is fitted out with everything you would expect to see from a top end expedition sea kayak including 2 day hatches and 2 cavernous bow and stern hatches. In late 2017 the Etain received a facelift, this saw the end of the removable deck pod and now features a built in deck hatch. The new hatch has plenty of room for your camera and snacks, and it ensures the paddler has ample leg room and foot room which is essential. Loaded or unloaded the Valley Etain will paddle equally well, whether you're out for a day trip or have the boat full of gear for weekend expedition.


The Valley Etain also has a drop down skeg. This helps with directional stability in windy conditions. The Skeg blade is large and also wire operated which is longer lasting and easier to replace than standard string operated skegs.


The Valley Etain RM retains all the features of the composite model built in an advanced triple-layer polyethylene construction making it rigid, durable and buoyant.


The Valley Etain RM is available in three sizes 17.5 and 17.7 so there is an Etain for every paddler.





  • Retractable Skeg
  • Adjustable Footrest
  • Padded Seat and thigh braces
  • Adjustable Backrest
  • 4 Hatches
  • Compass recess for fitting optional Silva 70P compass
  • Deck Lines and bungee's

Valley Etain 17.5 Dimensions

  • Length 531cm.
  • Width 54cm.
  • Weight 25.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 65-100kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight

Valley Etain 17.7 Dimensions

  • Length 536cm.
  • Width 54.5cm.
  • Weight 26.5kg.
  • Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 90-135kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Valley Etain for your weight


Valley Etain RM Colours


We offer a delivery service for the Valley Etain throughout the UK & Ireland to home and work addresses.

Delivery times are estimates based on years of experience; we do not offer a guaranteed timed delivery service. Our overnight service works well for the core more densely populated areas of the UK for Clothing and Equipment orders. However more remote less densely populated areas will not be covered by a next day service.

Delivery of canoes and kayaks is classed as “ugly freight” because mechanical handling and automatic parcel processing cannot be used; therefore a delivery time of 3-5 working days is more realistic. For remote location that delivery time will be dependent on the local courier’s ability to onward ship the goods. Not all areas of the UK are serviced by vehicles that can handle canoes and kayaks. Online orders can be tracked online using the courier’s website – tracking details will be provided. We make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time scales.

The delivery price will be shown in the shopping basket.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Valley Etain online from our website and collect from our shop in Hamworthy, Poole or you can collect from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with instore collection.

Our other stores are:

  • Southampton Canoes - Totton
  • Cornwall Canoes - St. Columb Road, Nr Newquay
  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, East Sussex
  • Kayaks & Paddles Plymouth, Devon
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

Give us a call on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Valley Etain


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